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Coatlicue Statue

Coatlicue the Aztec mother goddess was believed to have a dualistic nature. Just like the Earth she could be loving and nurturing by providing the conditions for humankind to survive. She could also be unforgiving and devour human life through natural disasters. As such, she was a mother figure that could inspire both love and fear. 

The enormous statue of Coatlicue standing in Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology towers over the visitor, reaching nearly 10 feet tall. It’s likely this colossal sculpture was designed specifically to make those in its presence feel small in comparison and to impress upon them the tremendous power of the goddess.


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